GREAT START: Mikey McDonagh of Lennox Head has opened his World Surf League Australasian Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) campaign with a bang by taking the first Subway Surf Series Event at Bells Beach.
GREAT START: Mikey McDonagh of Lennox Head has opened his World Surf League Australasian Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) campaign with a bang by taking the first Subway Surf Series Event at Bells Beach. Surfing Victoria/@kingklips

Mikey makes waves in Bells Beach event

LENNOX Head surfer Mikey McDonagh has won the first Subway Surf Series junior event of the season at Bells Beach in Victoria.

The 15-year-old won the final yesterday after a busy two days of competition.

It is only the second time McDonagh has competed at Bells Beach, having spent several years travelling to junior events.

Putting together multiple power carves throughout the final, McDonagh was able to best Lucas Wrice with a 12.25 (out of a possible 20).

"I'm stoked. This is only the second time I have surfed at Bells competitively and to be able to get waves in the Bowl was a dream,” McDonagh said.

"The event had some really good surfers in the draw so I'm over the moon to be able to come out on top.”

"The Subway Surf Series is the first step to the big leagues and to have the first event at Bells is incredible.”

There are six more events in the Subway Series with the next one at Cronulla in Sydney next week.

Meanwhile, Far North Coast surfers Jai Glinderman and brothers Jack and Harry O'Brien are competing in the national finals of the Rip Curl Grom Search this week.

Lennox Head's Nyxie Ryan is also competing in the three-day event at Narrabeen after winning the 14 years and under girls qualifying round on the Sunshine Coast last month.



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